DOJ reportedly again looking at Hillary Clinton's email server

The stunning abnormality of Donald Trump's war on Justice (and justice)

More will be known about the investigation in the coming months as the Justice Department inspector general is investigating the FBI's handling of the Clinton email case.

In July 2016, then FBI Director James Comey hosted a press conference announcing that the FBI would recommend to the Department of Justice that Democratic nominee Clinton not be charged for mishandling classified information.

Trump appeared to be referring to a report in the conservative Daily Caller that Abedin sent government passwords to her Yahoo email before it was hacked. In early December, he wrote: "Many people in our Country are asking what the "Justice" Department is going to do about the fact that totally Crooked Hillary, AFTER receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress, deleted and "acid washed" 33,000 Emails?"

"I think that even that is extremely unsafe, and that the Justice Department should not be opening itself up to the perception that it is bending to political pressures from the White House", Brian Fallon, a former spokesperson for the Justice Department and Clinton's presidential campaign, told the outlet.

'Our experience with Abedin's emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials'.


The DOJ declined to comment.

Officials planned to "make recommendations as to whether any matters not now under investigation should be opened", Boyd added in the letter.

Clinton aides are not happy with the news, as Nick Merrill, Clinton's former communications director, told the Beast: "As Trump begins the new year with Steve Bannon calling his campaign treasonous and indictments and guilty pleas piling up, he resorts to diversion and distraction like clockwork, with the help of his Attorney General". Federal investigators determined in summer 2016 that, while the use of the server was careless, the former top diplomat didn't knowingly break any laws.

Comey in July 2016 said Clinton's use of a private email server was "careless" but said Clinton and her staff engaged in no "intentional misconduct", and announced that the Federal Bureau of Investigation would not recommend criminal charges against her. The FBI handed out immunity deals for the benefit of the investigation even though the letter exonerating Hillary was already in the works.

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